Wuerth and the Arts
Art and culture form an integral part of the Würth Group. Initiated by Professor Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, a museum and an event hall for lectures, conferences, concerts, readings, cabaret and others were integrated into the administrative building of the Würth Group in Künzelsau. Ever since the opening in 1991, these facilities have become special magnets both for the company’s employees and for the interested public at large.
Internationality: The associated galleries
Since 1999, art galleries have been opened successively at the international companies in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Switzerland. The galleries are connected directly to the individual countries’ main offices. This way, the exhibitions permit an inspiring coexistence and interplay of the arts and everyday business.
The Würth Collection
Reinhold Würth laid the cornerstone of the Würth Collection in the 1960s when he acquired the watercolor “Cloud Reflection in the Marsh” by Emil Nolde. The Würth Collection now comprises about 17,000 works. They are on display in 18 different art galleries and museums.The exhibition activities of all galleries pick up essential aspects of Würth including modernity, internationality and quality in their art presentations. The multifaceted collection reflects artistic developments from the late 19th century up to contemporary art. Collection groups from earlier periods of art history have been added more recently. Together with other new acquisitions, these so-called Old Masters are put on display at Johanniterkirche Schwäbisch Hall, which was reopened in November 2008. With the acquisition of the “Darmstadt Madonna” by Hans Holbein, entrepreneur and collector Reinhold Würth perpetuated the work of the old masters in the Würth Collection into modern times. Without a doubt, the “Darmstadt Madonna” is one of the most famous, significant and beautiful old master paintings in the world. Its creator, Hans Holbein the Younger, is counted among the most prominent artists of the 16th century.